Though Butler has dominated the Horizon League, Gary Waters has Cleveland State churning toward the top of the conference. But the Bulldogs won't go quietly.
Pete Campbell had 24 points on a career-high eight three-pointers and Butler (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) completed its regular season with a 65-31 victory over Detroit on Saturday.
Matt Howard scored 20 points and Julian Betko hit a late 3-pointer to help No. 13 Butler beat Detroit 53-46 in the Horizon League opener for both teams.
The Horizon has reached three Sweet 16s in the last five seasons, but can it keep up the pace and knock off the Missouri Valley to become the best mid-major conference in the country?
No. 15 Butler 56, Detroit 36
A.J. Graves had 15 points and five assists Saturday to help No. 11 Butler overcome a sluggish second half and beat Detroit 68-58 Saturday for its fifth straight victory.